Twitter Slashes Millions of Accounts to Build Trust

I used to love Twitter. Actually, I still love this social media website, but I can't express my feelings anymore. Why? Because my Twitter account was deleted a few months ago. Trust me, I didn't do anything shady; I was only using a post/tweet scheduling tool to feed fresh, tech-related news to my account. I was using that tool because I didn't have enough time to find and post those tech news manually.

Apparently, I am not alone. Twitter has deleted millions of accounts within the previous 2...3 months. This means that your number of Twitter followers may have decreased. If this is the case, don't worry, you haven't done anything wrong; you've got fewer followers now because deleted and locked accounts aren't counted anymore.

According to the company representatives, Twitter is deleting inactive and spammy accounts, with the goal of building trust, and thus make the social media giant more appealing to investors. Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's Legal Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, has stated that at least some of the deleted accounts may have been opened by real people (and not created by bots) but are now controlled by other individuals.

Some social media companies make money by growing their clients' number of Twitter followers. Often, automated following/unfollowing tools can grow the number of followers to five figures within months. So, Twitter has definitely done the right thing to slash them. Sadly, they have deleted several legit accounts as well...

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